A Live Interior: Environments, Assemblies, Materialities
Journal article, 2021

This paper examines the interior as a condition that is continuously in production through the arrangement of objects and furniture. This is done along two lines of inquiry. First by examining a few different historical and contemporary conceptions of the domestic interior through the lens of architectural representation. Second by using the technique of laser scanning to document a number of inhabited interiors in two apartment buildings. Through a series of representations, or cloud drawings, produced from the scans, the paper presents three ways of reading the interior: as environments, as assemblies, and as materialities. Departing from Robin Evans’ writing on drawing techniques for representing the interior and their correlation to ways of inhabitation, the paper poses questions around how the understanding of the interior may shift when using emerging techniques for architectural representation. Through readings of Walter Benjamin as well as Sylvia Lavin, the paper discusses such shifts in relation to changes in the conception of the interior and the objects that it contains.

Representation

Laser scanning

Interiors

Author

Ulrika Karlsson

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Cecilia Lundbäck

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Daniel Norell

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Einar Rodhe

University of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack)

Veronica Skeppe

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Athens Journal of Architecture

2407-9472 (ISSN)

Vol. 7 4 463-482

Subject Categories

Architectural Engineering

Architecture

Cultural Studies

DOI

10.30958/aja.7-4-3

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